Nicole Lowman is a PhD Candidate in the Department of English and a Research Assistant in the Community-based User Experience lab in the Department of Engineering Education. Lowman's dissertation examines American cultural workers from the Civil Rights Movement to the present who challenge “common sense” truths related to whiteness and blackness by exploding and resignying the unethical practices of a state that has long proclaimed itself moral. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Seattle University with a Bachelor of Arts in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing, Lowman earned a Master of Arts in English and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies from Southern Connecticut State University. Lowman served as the President and Board Representative for the Graduate Student Caucus of the Northeast Modern Language Association from 2016-2019 and is the currently a Co-Vice President of the Kurt Vonnegut Society. A co-authored chapter entitled “Legal Resource Mapping as a Methodology for Social Justice Research and Engagement” is forthcoming in the book Equipping Technical Communicators for Social Justice Work: Theories, Topics, and Methodologies from Utah State University Press.